Chadron School Board Agenda April 12, 2021

Chadron Public School Board of Education 

Regular Board Meeting – 5:30 PM April 12, 2021

Lunchtime Solution Meal 5:30 HS Commons

Regular Meeting to Follow at Approximately at 6:00pm

Central Office Board Room & Via Zoom at

“Infinite Possibilities – Infinite Education”

“Opportunities for All”

Board Goals (Reviewed 3.11.20):

1.  CPS students will either be proficient or meet typical growth in core areas using appropriate grade levels assessments by providing multi-tiered systems of support to ensure equitable learning environments for all students by 2023-24.

(Teaching & Learning which includes: College & Career Ready, Assessment, Teacher Effectiveness)

2.  Foster a positive/adaptive culture that builds trusting relationships through communication and collaboration with all stakeholders for continuous school improvement.

(Positive Partnerships, Relationships, and Student Success)

Notified BOE Member Absences:   

The Board at the meeting may rearrange the order of the agenda.


a.  Welcome and Recognition of Visitors-

b.  Meeting Called to Order – A complete copy of the Nebraska Open Meetings Act is posted on the west wall and in the BOE Documents folder. 

c.  Pledge of Allegiance

d. Determine if a Quorum is Present

e. Motion to Declare the Meeting Properly Publicized and Open to the Public.

f.  Approval of the Agenda for the April 12, 2021 Regular Board Meeting.

g.  Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting for March 8, 2021.

“Celebrate to Elevate”


i. High Fives-

  • Thank you to WCHR and all who assisted in providing availability of both vaccine doses to district staff!
  • Thank you to all of the high school staff that assisted in our annual, “It’s a Big Deal Day!” last week. Seniors spent the day with community guests speaking on transitional topics while grades 9-11 completed annual testing.
  • Congratulations and Thank You to Ms. Rhoads, Mr. Milburn and all the helpers and actors for the outstanding spring musical performances of ‘Into the Woods’ March 19-21.
  • CHS Class of 2021 Graduating Seniors – Upon successful completion of all local and state credit requirements.
  • Acellus students for coming in to take NSCAS assessments during the week of March 22nd.
  • CAPWN Dental and Nurse Jennifer Pyle for completing dental screenings.
  • All of the students and staff who helped with the CMS Scholastics Meet on March 29th.
  • Jenny Pinnt, Paige Slingsby, Jaelyn Brown, Emmerson Landreth, Matthew Lein, JT Obando, Wesley Margetts and Jace Paopao for placing at the regional National History Day competition.
  • Toby Tebbs, Eve Bishop and Aiden Vinton for placing at the NJAS Regional Science Fair.
  • Emmerson Landreth (CMS) and Sam Kahl (District) for winning the CMS and District Spelling Bee.
  • To CAPWN dental and the entire crew for completing the dental screenings, we were able to complete all three grades in a timely and safe manner.
  • To staff and students in conducting a successful lock-down drill.  Students were quick to get into position and ready to defend themselves.
  • To staff and students in conducting the city-wide Tornado drill with efficiency.
  • To all of the members of the F.A.S.T. team including staff and community members.  Graduation was held April 9th; we are excited to welcome the new students and families to our building next fall.
  • To our interview team and all of our applicants, we hired for our open 2nd grade position with Stephanie Cogdill retiring.
  • Just wanted to let you know the dental screenings went sooooooo good, thanks to everyone’s willingness to help!  Thank you so much for making this go so smoothly.  CAPWN staff felt that this was way easier than doing the screenings with the Lion’s club screenings in the fall – I agreed!  So much less confusion and we smoked through a TON of kids!!  -Nurse Pyle
  • Miss Scott for all of her help with the Title 1 Plan and submission to NDE

j. Recognition of Public Requesting to Comment on Specific Agenda Items


a. Treasurer’s Report – Submitted by Sara Taylor, Business Manager

b. Approval of Bills and Claims – General Fund, Depreciation Fund, Lunch Fund, Cooperative Fund, and Special Building Fund

c. Approval of Bills and Claims – Student Activity Fund and Student Fee Fund


  1. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action in regards to Honeywell on rooftop gym in primary.
  2. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action in regards to LG and Farris reports for Primary HVAC.


  1. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on BOE members attending Conferences/Meetings/Trainings-Goals 1-2
  2. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on recommendation Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on Para/Secretary Wage Scale for 2020-21 Goals 1 & 2 
  3. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on the following policies-Goals 1-2:
    1. 4033 (table in order for policy meeting)          
  4. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action on Graduating Seniors


  1. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action in regards to the new teaching contract of Megan Gibbons.
  2. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action in regards to the new teaching contract of Brandy Schaack (pending)
  3. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action in regards to the new teaching/administration contract of Tiffany Brown-Waldron.
  4. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action in regards to the resignations of Brenda Lanphear, Jonn McLain, Margaret Gregory.
  5. Discuss, consider, and take all necessary action in regards to the resignation and retirement of Dave Anderson.


a. Administrator Reports Including: Building Principals, Technology Director, Curriculum Director, SRO, and Maintenance Supervisor (Review Enrollment)

b. Board Committee Reports – If any activity has occurred; Finance Committee (2nd Monday @ Noon); American Civics/Curriculum Committee (3rd Monday @ Noon); Policy Committee (3rd Monday @ 7 AM) Building & Grounds Committee ($7.435+ Million in Projects to do) (1st Monday at Noon); Personnel Committee (3rd Wednesday  @ Noon); Safety Committee; Legislative Committee and Foundation Committee (3rd Wednesday at 7 AM)


Starting to go to business’ in person for the Cardinal Facility Fund.

AQuESTT – Accountability for a Quality Education System Today and Tomorrow  AQuESTT is Nebraska’s next-generation accountability system. It aims to meet and exceed statutory requirements for accountability (R.S.S 79-760.06 and 79-760.07) by considering the broader educational experiences and success of students.

a. Leadership & Support Systems for Six (6) Tenets of AQuESTT

i. Leadership & high quality services in: processes, regulations, interagency collaboration, data systems, fiscal responsibility, and evaluation

Legislative Update-Bill Summaries

State Senator Communications

NRCSA Legislative Conference

STANCE Meetings

ii. Finances

Federal Audit Submission, G5 Update, $5000 mini grant, GEERS money, Juvenile Justice Community Plan

iii. Engage policy partners & stakeholders in development of: policies, regulations, and practices. Juvenile Justice Community Plan

iv. Teaching, Learning, & Serving 

Krull  Resignation

b.  College & Career Ready & Civic

i. Curriculum development and alignment to Content Standards

2020 ACT Results, Data, ASVAB, NWEA

ii. Integration of Career Readiness Standards into all content areas

iii. Systemic and collaborative curriculum review

iv. Partnerships for expanded learning opportunity

Juvenile Justice Community Plan

v.   Career awareness, exploration, and preparation instruction

c. Assessment

i.  Process to ensure reliable, valid, and appropriate assessments

ii. Utilizing balanced assessment system

iii. Sharing assessments in a timely manner

Educlimber, Acadience, BIMAS

iv. Establishing and sharing grading policies and standards

v. Utilizing perceptual data

Educlimber, Acadience

d. Educator Effectiveness

i. Measuring and addressing teacher engagement.

School and classroom walk-throughs. Google Classroom and Google Drive training

Resignations of Gregory, McLain, Lanphear, Anderson, and Krull

ii. Utilizing a research-based instructional model aligned to the NE Teacher Principal Performance Framework (NTPPF) 


Teacher Evaluations complete 

iii. Utilizing a formal staff evaluation process aligned to the NE Evaluation Model for Teachers and Principals.

Admin Team Evaluations complete

iv. Developing a professional Learning plan to support continuous improvement

Covid Response Update

v. Technology to support teaching and learning, Success, Access, & Support.

659 new Chromebooks

e. Positive Partnerships, Relationships, and Success

i. Partnerships w/community groups & support services

Partner with PPHD to closely monitor and investigate CoVId cases. Mental Health Team meets regularly to review students services and discuss individual student referrals

Weekly Rotary Meetings 

Bimonthly STANCE Meetings

NASB Monthly Update

Radio Talks

ESU 13 Administrator Monthly Meeting 

Pandemic Plan

School Safety  

Quarterly Safety Committee Meeting

ALICAP Safety Visit

AWARE MH LEA & District Team Monthly Meetings

State/LEA Advisory Meeting

ii. Strategies for family attendance & participation

Superintendent Blog.

iii. Expectations for safe, clean, and healthy schools

Review and monitor CoVid disinfection plan.

iv. Measuring and addressing student engagement

v. Strategies to support all students in monitoring and managing Learning

Juvenile Justice Community Plan

f. Transitions

i.  Process to support on-time grade completion

1:30 outs

Kindergarten Roundup

School Visits and Tours.

ii. Process for addressing the needs of highly mobile students

Transition, Indian Education, Juvenile Justice

iii. Process to identify and support students at risk of dropping out


iv. Processes to ensure the preparedness of incoming students

v. Strategies to support transition from Primary, to Intermediate, to Middle School, to High

vi. School, and to post-high school opportunities

g. Educational Opportunities & Access

i.  Before or after school opportunities

Monitor 21st Century grant that subsidizes  the after school program.

Title VI Indian Education Parent Meeting

ii. Supplementing in-person classroom instruction with digital learning opportunities.

iii. Processes relating to a Target Improvement Plan (TIP)

v. Aligning educational opportunities to the needs of all students

Acellus online learning

vi. Evaluating new educational programs

h.  Thank Yous-

CPS Striv personnel for broadcasting the games.


  1. Something the BOE did tonight for student learning Goals 1-2
  2. COVID 19 Websites:”Adapting, Evolving, Thriving: Tools to Evolve COVID-19 Schools Strategy” 

www.launchne.comThis website is to help school leaders to work though decisions that will be necessary before students can reenter the physical buildings

CDC website

Panhandle Public Health District (PPHD)

Governor Rickett’s Website

Nebraska Department of Education (NDE)  


Parking Project

a. American Civics/Curriculum Committee-April 19, 2021 @ Noon

b. Policy Committee Meeting-April 19, 2021 @ 7 AM   

c. Building & Grounds Committee Meeting-May 3, 2021 @ Noon 

d. Personnel Meeting-April 19, 2021 at Noon

e. Finance Committee Meeting – May 10, 2021 at 11:00am

f.  Regular Board Meeting–May 10, 2021 at 5:30 PM

g. Legislative Committee-

h. Foundation- April 21, 2021 @ 7 AM


Public Participation at Board Meetings                                                                                                     9325.5

The function of meetings of the Chadron Board of Education is to conduct the business of the Chadron Public School District, as distinguished from providing an open citizen’s forum.  In accord with its policy confirming the right and desirability of the public to express its point of view to the board, delegations or individuals are welcome at regular meetings, subject to the following regulations designed to expedite deliberations and provide for full consideration of problems and questions:

1.   Visitors to board meetings shall conduct themselves in a dignified manner. Displays of emotion, applause, or other verbal or physical demonstrations of support or opposition to a topic or a person who is speaking are unacceptable.

2.   Persons addressing the Board on an item on the agenda will be called on during the public comment section of the agenda or when that respective item is discussed.  Persons addressing the Board on an item not on the agenda will be given the opportunity to do so under the public comment section only.  No more than a total of ten minutes will be allowed for public discussion of an item not on the agenda.  Pursuant to the Open Meetings Act, the board will not take any action on matters that are not on the agenda.

3.   To speak to an item on the agenda:

a.  Stand during the visitor’s recognition;

b.  State your name;

c.  State the agenda item to which you wish to speak – your name will be placed under that subject on the agenda and you will be called upon when that subject comes up for discussion, or you may speak on that item during the public comment section;

d.  Should a person arrive late and wish to speak to an agenda item yet to be considered, the person’s name, and agenda item must be made available to the chairperson through a principal or the superintendent.

4.   A time limit of five minutes per speaker will be allowed.  Not more than a total of twenty minutes will be allowed for public discussion of an agenda item.  These time limits may be extended by a consensus of the members present.

5. At a public meeting of the board, no person shall orally initiate charges or complaints against individual employees of the district or challenge instructional materials used in the district. All such charges, complaints, or challenges shall be presented through the appropriate district complaint process. Complaints involving the reputation of any person connected with the district will not be heard by the Board while sitting in public session.

6.   Any written or printed materials to be circulated for a meeting of the board of education must be submitted to the superintendent three working days prior to the board meeting.  This material will be transmitted to the members of the board for their consideration.

Adopted: 10-10-83                                                                                                        Chadron Public Schools 

Amended: 1-11-10                                                                                                     Chadron, Nebraska

Reviewed: 8-11-14



a.   Motion for Adjournment

FOOTNOTE – The board of education may go into closed session by an affirmative vote of a majority of its voting members if a closed session is clearly necessary for the protection of the public interest or for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual.

NOTICE: Except for an emergency, this agenda shall not be altered later than twenty-four hours before the scheduled commencement of the meeting.